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Quicktime and Facebook

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by DocStrange, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. DocStrange

    DocStrange Thread Starter

    Apr 30, 2010
    A friend of mine started a chat with me on Facebook and a box opened up that said "Quicktime Error #0: Failed to Initialize Quicktime". Nothing happened after I closed out of it, and it let me keep chatting with my friend, but I have some questions:

    1. If I disable the Quicktime Plug-In 7.6.6 in Firefox, what will happen
    2. Do any large sites even use Quicktime anymore? I thought it was largely all Flash now.
    3. My Quicktime installed on my computer does not work and brings up similar error messages if I use it. Since I never seem to use any website that have Quicktime Events, is it ok if I delete Quicktime from my computer? Or should I install the latest version of Quicktime, a program I largely have no use for, to my computer?

    I'm sure Quicktime came bundled with iTunes which was pre-installed on my computer by the person I bought it from, and I deleted iTunes off of it.

    Basically, is it essential or integral for me to have Quicktime on my computer with Windows XP, or can I just get rid of it to avoid these error messages or whatever? I only use it for the internet and listening to music, and I doubt Winamp, Last.fm and Malwarebytes all need something like Quicktime. Or, should I reinstall it off the Apple website?

    If I have to keep it, is it OK to disable the add-on in Firefox?

    Quicktime isn't in my Add/Remove programs, but it has a dedicated uninstaller if I chose to rid myself of it.
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